- Choose large pumpkins that do not have bruises or moldy stems.
- Pumpkins with a lighter color tend to be softer and easier to carve.
- When cleaning the pumpkin, save the seeds. Toasted pumpkin seeds make a healthy, tasty snack (Click here for recipe!).
- Use a large, heavy metal serving spoon or ice cream scoop to scrape the insides.
- Use a long serrated knife or a pumpkin-carving knife with teeth to cut through pumpkin flesh.
- Use a sawing motion and take your time cutting along the outside edge of the marker lines.
October 2, 2012
Tips on Carving a Pumpkin